雀仔橋 sunday morning sun along “birds bridge”

2010.3.21 皇后大道西 queen’sroad west |

一條斜坡,起了如此妙的名字。翻查網上,大家都好像對名字沒茫無頭緒。

雀仔橋三字,令我想到鵲橋。這地確給予我很多感受,不論是回憶和真身走過時接收的感官。回憶最大的畫面有,橋一端貼著的建築,多年來大幅的牆壁,畫上保秀麗茶葉的大廣告;以至橋連馬路一段,曾擺置幾幅黑白瓷畫,是招徠也是鋪面。如今兩景象俱往矣。現在這裏周圍暮色,所幸依然繁華熱鬧,紙紮`香莊`藥材`膏藥`繡莊`山貨,坡上的醫院,走過一段的中式餅店,帶來不同層次的味道,加上一家繡莊健壯的養鳥歌聲,袅袅蘊味。

somehow no one can explain why this name, birds bridge, after several attempts of surfing and searching on the net. it refers to this little sloping area. intriguing, not only is the name, what more is the neighbourhood – the livelihood is of such variety, and contradictions – businesses are thriving and yet sun setting;  walking along, there are so much stimulations to your senses – all kinds of shapes and forms of herbs, colourful and fascinating worshipping incense and paper crafts, all the fragrances and strong smell of chinese medicine.

文匯報有1900年此地的歷史圖片和資料 historic photos and references from a chinese paper ‘wenweipao’

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